British Club at Tohono Chul

Photo by Twink Gates

Twink Gates, British Club Publicity

Five members and two friends of the British Club enjoyed a wonderful organized tour of Tohono Chul Cactus Gardens and a delicious lunch at the Bistro on May 17. It was all very interesting learning about the delightful desert plants and animals. We even spotted a rattle snake and gecko along the way.

We were pleasantly surprised by a pair of cardinals (male and female) perched in a tree nearby while we lunched in the Bistro. It was one of those rare perfect pictures!

We all agreed it was a very pleasant way to spend the morning and lunch together.

Everyone thanked Susan Biestek for organizing this fun event.

For membership information, contact Eileen Sedgwick at 520-834-4142 or [email protected].

Membership is open to any person who was born in Britain or The Commonwealth or holds or has previously held a British passport and is a current homeowner of either SaddleBrooke One or SaddleBrooke TWO. The member’s spouse or partner may be of any national origin.

The British Club now has 42 members from the following hometowns:

Britain: Cambridge, Derbyshire, Ashbourne, Hampshire, Portsmouth, Lincolnshire, Louth, Isle of Man, Douglas and Foxdale, Kent, Rochester, Merseyside, Liverpool, London, Manchester, South Yorkshire, Newbury, Nr. Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Newcastle upon Tyne, Oxford

Scotland: Lennoxtown

Wales: Swansea, Glan Conwy

Ireland: Limerick

France: Loches

USA: Mount Shasta, Calif.; Chicago, Ill.; Chicopee, Mass.; Billings, Mont.; Staten Island, N.Y.; San Francisco; Seattle